There’s no denying that Robert Pattinson is hot, but does he have what it takes to be the next Brad Pitt? “Water for Elephants” costume designer, Jacqueline West, who worked with Brad on “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” seems to think so.
“I think Brad would think so too,” Jacqueline told us.
Jacqueline, who designed all of Rob’s 1930s looks in “WFE” (including his new favorite pair of underpants!) said that similar to Brad, designing for Rob was a treat.
“He’s kind of perfect,” she said. “He’s easy, like Brad in that way. You can’t put anything on them that they don’t look good in.” Ahh the advantages of being ridiculously good looking.
That’s not where the similarities end though. Jacqueline added that the two guys have a lot more in common than their looks.
“Both of them are so nice to work with. They’re both really lovely people and nice to everyone, respectful of everyone’s work and collaborative and genuine,” she said (as if we needed more reasons to love them). “There’s something very down to earth about both of them. Brad, because he’s from the Midwest, I think, and Rob, because he came from theater.”
Jacqueline, who has met both Brad and Rob’s families (seriously, how can we get that job?), said that their upbringing is definitely to credit for their all-around awesomeness.
“I met both their families and they’re both lovely and well brought up,” she said.
And there’s more. Jacqueline also noticed a common thread in the way both actors work.
“They’re similar in the way they approach characters and a part and how they’re so respectful about their craft.”
Okay, we’re pretty much sold. RPattz could very well be the next BP, now all that’s left is for the two of them is to star in a movie together, possibly opposite their other halves (a.k.a. Kristen Stewart and Angelina Jolie) both brunettes who they met on set (see what we did there?).
UPDATE: Added the outtake :)
Quotes from the article – Thanks to Robstenation via RPLife
On ‘Remember Me’ – “I liked the idea of this film. But I also thought that it was a fairly good career step. It doesn’t alienate the audience of the image that I have. It’s not a ultra-violent or ultra-depressing movie. It’s a simple. old-fashioned story, which is not asking too much from the audience. I thought that was quite good because its my first big movie outside of the Twilight stuff. I’m doing a David Cronenberg movie next. Cosmopolis, with Juliette Binoche and Paul Giamatti, which is a pretty big step for me. After that I’m hoping to be producing something. I’m not entirely sure yet.”
What drew him to drama, the movies. “I guess it was a variety of things… the pretty girls?” he grins. “There was a theater company around the corner from my house ( in Barnes, London). I guess it was something that I always wanted to do, but I thought that it was also kind of pretentious. I didnt’ mind the kids that were acting in school, but I wanted to do it secretly outside of school. I just liked the environment. I worked backstage for about three years, and just watched everything. Then I did a couple of plays, then I got an agent from one of those plays. Then my first audition was for ‘Troy’ – I was auditioning to play Brad Pitt’s cousin. I was like “What? I’m gonna play Brad Pitt’s cousin?” That was the first time that I’d ever done anything ,so that excitement held for something like six months, then I did ‘Vanity Fair’ with Reese.”
” After Vanity Fair, I went to South Africa (for Curse of the Ring) for three months, which for a 17-year-old was pretty great. You get an apartment, you get paid. Its fun, I thought. ‘Okay, I’m an actor now.’”
Today, he’s more pragmatic. “I enjoyed them then, but I don’t now. If anything I wish that I could stay in a shitty hotel and be a part of everything. I’m always separated from the crew now. I have to be in some secure place and I’m not able to hang out with anyone. That is the best of part of doing movies, too, where everyone is so tight for three months so when you leave you’ve actually created a relationship with people. Right now, I’m doing things where I don’t even know people’s names. Its very frustrating but I have to figure out ways to live my life the way I want to live it. It just takes a while, and its not like there’s any map or guide for this life of mine.
“Most actors I see try to encourage it (a fan base) because they think that’s what’s gonna give them a long lasting career. I just don’t think that is the case. The more that you reveal of yourself, the more you oversaturate your image, and the less interesting that people find you. If you’re just an empty shell with your face stuck on everything, its cool, but the hysteria can only last so long. Mystery lasts a lot longer yet the industry is devoted to tearing every shred of mystery left in any kind of celebrity apart, so you have to work to maintain anything. In my case, I just hide. I’m in stand-by mode until I actually do something. If I’m not working I just sit around. I try to watch a film but my attention span is so short that I’m bored after 20 minutes. I used to play this game in iPhone, ‘Fall down’ – its the most ridiculous thing which involves absolutely no brain effort whatsoever and I’d sit and sometimes play it for 16 hours. I get obsessed with things in short bursts. Like in the beginning of the last Twilight movie, I was working out a lot because I had to take my shirt off all the time. So I was obsessed of going to the gym all the time and cycling everywhere, but as soon as I finished. I just stopped dead. And I haven’t gone to the gym since.
He deleted his personal photos. “I actually managed to delete every single photo that I took on my phone from the beginning of Twilight until now, which was my only record of my life.
How it happened? “What can I say, I was incredible bored, so I tried to update my iPhone and wiped everything out.”
It’s dubbed, but you can hear what he says at 1:06
“For some reasons most of my fans are Italians and Brazilians.”
So you’re not going to visit our country anymore? “No, no, actually, I’ll be in Italy at the end of the year.”
Via RPLife :)
Robert Pattinson talks to Sun-Times about saying goodbye to Edward Cullen, Water for Elephants and more
By the time you’re reading this article, Robert Pattinson will have wrapped his final scene for “Breaking Dawn: Part 2.”
In a way, he’s breaking up with his ethereal BFF.
“It does feel like a breakup. I do love the guy — and I’m going to miss him,” Pattinson, 24, says during an interview with the Sun-Times on a cool Sunday afternoon from his hotel suite in Santa Monica, Calif. “I prefer to think of ending this franchise like leaving school. It’s the last day of high school.”
He mulls over the plusses of leaving behind his romantic alter ego.
“I’ll be very glad not to put those contacts in anymore or have to put on the sparkling makeup,” he says with a giggle.
The thing about Pattinson is, he likes to giggle. A lot. Then his voice softens.
“It’s been amazing to play the same character through so many adventures. And it’s so strange because my life has changed so much over these years, but ‘Twilight’ and Edward Cullen will always be a part of me. It’s been my whole life. My whole 20s,” he says. “And I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
He knows that there is no way he’s leaving this room without spilling some secrets about “Breaking Dawn,” a two-part finale debuting in November.
“I haven’t really seen any of the footage, so I’m not sure how any of it turned out. All I can tell you is, it felt right. It was from the heart.
“I’m as curious as any ‘Twilight’ fan,” he insists.
‘A delicious, dirty world’
Fans are curious about Pattinson’s post-“Twilight” life, which includes another of the most talked about film projects of the year — “Water for Elephants,” based on the best-selling novel by Sara Gruen and opening Friday.
Pattinson plays Jacob, a veterinary student in the 1930s who forgets about his studies after his parents are killed. He opts to join a traveling circus as their vet and falls in love with the star attraction (played by Reese Witherspoon) who happens to be married to the ringmaster (Christoph Waltz).
Yes, there are love scenes with Witherspoon, but don’t expect any tabloid headlines.
“Listen, I had a cold and kept apologizing to Reese, who has since revealed to the press that I had the worst sinus infection when I was kissing her. She has said, ‘He was just sniffing all the way through.’ I guess that was her response to, ‘Reese, you’re the envy of so many girls.’”
“I shouldn’t have made my nose run,” he laments. “I was so embarrassed.”
He was thrilled to join up with a movie that thrust him into circus life.
“It’s such a delicious, dirty world,” Pattinson says. “I absolutely loved it. You’re allowed to relax, breathe and sweat in this world. There was something very real about it and it was quite a freeing experience.”
It turns out that he’s actually an animal person. And the feeling was mutual. Another female fawned in his presence — and she might just be his biggest fan.
She is Tai, his elephant co-star, and quite famous in her own right.
“She is such a phenomenal creature,” he says. “Hanging out with elephants is such a life-changing experience. I love that my job as an actor allows me to spend three months with elephants.”
Pattinson was told to watch it when it came to his famous kisser.
“The main rule was to watch out for the horses,” he says. “They will kick you. I was told that the zebras would kick me even harder. The easiest animals were the lions and tigers and elephants. They’re so sweet and so confident. They don’t really get troubled or nervous.”
A recognized star
Pattinson also is becoming quite a confident movie star despite the perils of international fame.
“I was in New Mexico doing a road trip across the states with my friends. I didn’t get recognized at first, but then a woman recognized one of my friends because he was next to me in a paparazzi picture — from two years ago!
“Literally, we were in the middle of nowhere and this woman turns around and screams, ‘Aren’t you Robert Pattinson’s friends?’ Then her head turned again and she looked at me. “She was in utter shock,” he says. “This took place at a fairground outside of nowhere and I thought we’d have to find her an ambulance, which wouldn’t have been easy.”
A few years ago, Pattinson seemed uncomfortable with fame, but now seems to just laugh it off.
“It’s hard to walk down the street. You can’t just do it in a regular way,” he says. “I have to think about my moves. I can’t just casually run out to the store to buy milk. I have to plan ahead and figure out if the paparazzi will be there.”
Of course, there are all those persistent relationship rumors, including that he’s about to marry his “Twilight” co-star Kristen Stewart, settle down and have some bambinos — at least according to an Italian magazine.
“I don’t understand how they printed that. It’s a completely made-up interview,” he says. “I’d love to have a family — sometime in the future.”
They may not be having babies in real life, but their characters Edward and Bella get married and have a child in “Breaking Dawn.”
Ask Pattinson about one of the most pivotal scenes — the birth of Bella and Edward’s child and turning Bella into a vampire — and he pauses. He isn’t sure how much to let out of the bag. Then he giggles and lets it rip.
“It was insane intense,” he says. Edward can either lose her or give her a bite and thus immortality. “It was a pretty traumatic scene for me to do as an actor and, frankly, horrible for me emotionally.
“Edward has tried for so long not to turn Bella into a vampire and now … well, it’s very sad. He feels like he has let her down.”
Pattinson stops and laughs.
“Now stop asking or I’ll be in trouble.”
Source via RPLife :)
Well, they are still MQ, and only 7, but now without the vanity fair tag :)
There was an embankment with a train track on the top. All the trailers were on one side, and then the circus world was on the other. Once you walked over the tracks, there would be a camera, but that was the only thing from the 21st Century. You could stand on the tracks and look over at everything, and you were in the ‘30s. We were out in the middle of the desert in Fillmore, and there was nothing else around. There was an orchard. We were in the ‘30s. Jack Fisk, the production designer, used authentic pegs and the ropes. Every single thing which built the world was all totally real. And, authentic period underpants do actually help, as well. I actually wore them every single day. Jacqueline West, the costume designer, was unbelievable. Almost everything was real. Every pair of jeans were all from the ‘20s and ‘30s. It was crazy.
Hollywood Outbreak‘s Article
With his new film Water For Elephants, Robert Pattinson stars as Jacob circus veterinarian who falls in love with Marlena (Reese Witherspoon), the wife of an ill-tempered ringmaster (Christoph Waltz). Based on Sara Gruen’s bestselling Depression-era set novel, the picture was directed by Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend) and shot by renowned cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto (Amores Perros, Brokeback Mountain).
“I think it definitely has a lot of romantic elements to it,” said Pattinson, when asked what his fans should love about Water For Elephants. “I think it’s a pretty beautiful movie, I think it’s different to a lot of other stuff that’s come out. I haven’t seen anything like it in a few years. When I was making it I felt like I was being transported somewhere else and hopefully that will be captured in the movie.”
Robert is no fool. Wherever you are, the English actor, 24 years old invests on the role of romantic hero. It’s like that with Jacob Jankowski, the protagonist of Francis Lawrence’s film, based on the book by the Canadian Sara Gruen. In this drama, which takes place at a circus in the times of the Great Depression Era (1929-1939), Robert works with two Oscar winners actors Reese Witherspoon (best actress, Walk The Line) and Christoph Waltz (supporting actor for Inglorious Basterds). In this interview, the actor talks about his first love, the hatred that he has for paparazzi and a certain discomfort caused by the hysteria of fans.
How was working with so many wild animals? Did your conception of the circus changed after Water for Elephants, with regard to the way animals are treated?
I know many circus have a bad reputation because of this, but none of the animals we work with were circus animals, they were all actors. I know it must be very difficult because of the amount of injuries that the animals suffer. To teach horses tricks that they needed to know, it took months and months. If one got hurt, there was no substitute. Manage a circus is a precarious thing.
Was there a moment when you were scared of animals?
Once, with the zebras. They are impossible to tame. If they are tied, the simply pull the rope until they’re free and if they can’t get away, they start kicking. One ran towards me. It was part of a scene, and I got out of the way. Then everyone thought I was a pussy for running.
Francis Lawrence, the film’s director, said it was difficult to find a 23-24 year old man who was not too young for the role. And he said that you was already man – thoughtful, intelligent, caring, strong and confident. What makes a man a man?
I don’t know. I think that if you feel comfortable with who you are, then you’re good. I don’t know whether anyone ever gets to be a man.
Do you feel like an adult?
More or less and no way. It’s weird when people do a movie. It seems that you’re trapped in time bubbles. I feel that way, especially with the fame thing. You stop meeting new people. I never know anyone. You have the same conversations all the time, so you never change the same way that most people grow up. You know, you hear the various perspectives that people have about things, but you go through the same kind of banal things every time you talks with them.
In the end, this ends up affecting your mind. You actually don’t know how to have a conversation with anyone about anything. If the person is not talking about you, you’re like, “Huh?” (Laughs).
Where do you go when you want to have a bit of normal life?
When you’re part of a movie, not only as an actor, you force yourself to attend meetings. People are forced to treat you like a true coach, then that’s what I do. If you’re just an actor, it’s very funny because people think they need to hide everything from you, all the time. It’s like, “Oh, he can’t be bothered with anything,” and this is bizarre. You’re like a little bird. Have security around all the time.
Do you believe in love at first sight?
I believe, completely.
Has this happened to you?
A lot … I think with most people you think you’re in love, it happens the first time you see the person. I mean, the first time you really see the person. I think.
How do you know you’re in love? What kind of feeling is that to you?
I don’t know. It’ss impossible to answer.
I think so. You don’t know.
If you had the opportunity, as your character, to tell the story of your life, what would be like?
I hope to be able to remember a part of it. It’s funny, it’s like being tired all the time. I’m terrified at the prospect of not remembering anything of my life. It’s been six months that I’m doing a job and I can not remember a single day of filming.
What would it mean for you to have a beautiful life?
Just doing the things you are proud. The other day I got a dog to create, I’m pretty happy with that. I don’t really need much.
Your love life is a big secret. Sometimes, doesn’t it feel like going out and telling the world?
I never feel like telling anything to the world (laughs). I was in school when I had my first girlfriend… She wasn’t even girlfriend, I asked her to go out when I was about 12 years. The next day the entire school was: “You’re going on a date with. ..?”. And I was like, “Oh my God.” I think I never talked to the girl again. I was just feeling the greatest nuisance. It is like the stock market: more speculation, more disastrous things get.
Disastrous for whom and for what?
If you say “this is the truth” and people are already talking about whatever it is, at some point you just helps to add more gossip. Your truth is not truth but the truth is what’s on the cover of the gossip magazine. You become the gossip.
Must be hard to maintain that kind of life so private, no?
I don’t like to take picture of me, ever. Even before all of this, I didn’t like when my mother took photos of me and then…
And then you chose to be an actor.
On the set, it doesn’t bother me. It’s weird. But I avoid at all costs. I have done that since they started chasing me everywhere. The only thing that annoys me is people who follow me. If people can earn money just waiting in front of my house and following me, they will be there watching me, forever in surveillance 24 hours a day. We must make an effort to prevent this from happening.
What would you do to stop this from happening?
I’d shoot someone (laughs).
Why did you decide to work on this film?
I was finishing another Twilight movie. One of the difficulties of doing Twilight is never sweat, your face must be perfect everytime. If you make an exaggerated expression, you look like cabúqui (Japanese theatrical style). Then you are very restrained. I read the script and liked Water for Elephants. But it was also a very physical and dirty world . It’s funny when you can sweat without 5 makeup artists retouching your face. It’s a relief.
The film speaks about love in all forms. Talk about love, what do you learn from it, how do you define it?
I don’t know. You should know all the tough questions
It’s the movie… How do you define love?
In this film, it’s not conventional. I don’t think it is about him (Jacob) falling for her (Marlene, played by Reese Witherspoon) and want to be alone with her. The sweetest thing is to recognize that he doesn’t want to just take her away and stay with her. That is not love, it’s just a pride. If you love someone, you believe she is the best person in the world. She doesn’t see herself like that, and that’s the only thing he wants to show her. That’s love. He wants her to love herself the same way he loves her.
Do you have any plans to return to the theater? Still live in London or decided to settle in America?
I live everywhere, live in hotels. I love doing theater. But at this point it wouldn’t be a good experience. I can’t imagine that it would be more than people taking photos. It’s too much to bear. It’s as if there’s too much energy in a crowd. It isn’t just an energy that is waiting for you to appear. It’s an energy that wants to grab. It wouldn’t work.
Source via RPLife
An english survey says that 87% of english women, of every age would replace their husbands immediately with Robert Pattinson. And the suspect is that every woman in the world would do the same. Pattinson, 25 next may 12, a very tall man (1.85 cm) skinny, pale and apparently unhappy (as vampires should be), is the center of a mass idolatry similar only to the Leonardo di Caprio’s (Titanic). Another movie, Breaking Dawn, divided in two chapters (first will come out november 18th 2011, second one november 16th, 2012) after that date Twilight Saga and his Edward will be in retirement. And he and Kristen Stewart will be free, if they want to, to live their love freely, a love that they never confirmed. Since the series begun, in 2008, semi-unknown Pattinson, chosen between 5000 candidates, rise to the 15th placement between most payed actors, for Breaking Dawn he asked and obtained 12.5 $ milion for every movie; when he changed genre he renounced to a lot of money: for his new job “Water for Elephants” he asked only 1.5 $ milion . “But I need to put my feet down and to wake myself”, he says very seriously. Based on Sara Gruenmost successful novel, set in the ’30s, the movie follows Jacob that became a veterinary in a circus by chance. And falls in love with Marlena (Reese Whiterspoon), even if she is married with the ringmaster and animal trainer August (Christoph Waltz).
What attracted you of this story?
RP: The script: I react to words and descriptions in a visceral way. If I can feel myself into the story immediately, this must be theright script to do.
In 2004′ Vanity Fair you had a little cameo as Reese Whiterspoon’s son. Now you become her lover: Hollywood’s miracles?
RP: Reese is not so happy that everybody’s talking about this thing,because she says that aged her. But, to think properly, she is identical to how she was at the time. It was my first job and she was so nice to come to visit me, to help me with my lines, because she noticed that I was terrified. Every time director said “action”, I became paralyzed. When I went with a friend to the premiere of the movie in London, we saw his scene, and mine was cut off. Nobody told me that. So bad! I was planning serioiusly to give up acting, before.. starting it”
This time, in love scenes, you did not feel paralyzed, did you?
Reese succeded to make feel me completely at ease. In the real life she is exactly how she seems on screen: very very sweet, friendly,with a positive aura
And Christoph Waltz as the villain?
Words are not enough for him. This movie is going to be appreciated by my mother, not only because is a romantic one, but because she will feel proud of me too: I work with two Oscar winners (Reese Witerspoon won for Walk the Line in 2006, Chisthoph Waltz in 2010 with Inglorious Basterds). On the set sometimes I repeated to myself the title of a book by one of my favourites writers , Bruce Chatwin”What Am I Doing Here”
When you were a child you were fascinated or scared by the circus?
I went to see a circus once, it was called Zipper Circus, I still remember it. I liked the clown and to this clown happened a lot of funny things. But in a certain moment of the show there was a car accident with mini cars. And my sister screamed to me “the clown is dead!”, and I’ve burst into tears. Some years ago she told me that wasa joke.
How is your relationship with animals?
It is funny you’re asking now because I’m the new owner of a dog. A mut with some traces of german sheperd dog. I’ve adopted it from a shelter in Louisiana before they decided to kill him, and I couldnt bear it. I don’t know how I will do because I always travel. I grew up with a dog, Patty and probably it is true that you’ll always be as a child. The weird thing is that he (he has not yet a name, but probably it can be “bear”) one day was in a refuge and the next day he went with me to a five stars hotel room in Hollywood. It seems like “Lady and the tramp” to me.
Speaking about Hollywood, that is like a circus, isn’it?
Maybe a little, it’s a world where illisions are created and they try to make people believe in them.
Have you accostumed yourself to fame?
I don’t know what fame is, for real, because my inner life did not changed at all (my values did not change at all)
You’re a sex symbol?
See below, at the word “hollywood illusions”, before twilight I wasn’t able to go out for a date with a girl
Yes If I wanted to. But I’m not the sex Symbol. He is Edward, the vampire.
How are you spending the money you gained?
I’m so used to be a penniless that I’m not able to spend them. Last thing I bought with a certain value was a vintage guitar
If you were not an actor what you have done in your life?
I was absolutely convinced to become a musician. Some times I still perfom myself to. Performing to an audience gives you freedom and, to tell the truth, it blows my mind (in a good way) as no movie can.
You still write songs, don’t you?
I have no time for it
And are you still writing that two “famous” novels you were writing some years ago?
I have no time for them too
How you see your future?
I know for now what will be my next movie, Cosmopolis, based on anovel by Don DeLillo, directed by David Cronemberg, and played also by Paul Giamatti, Juliette Binoche, Mathieu Amalric. Another project that will make my mother proud of me and will make me repeat to my self ‘What Am I Doing Here?’
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From a dapper black tux to grungy combat boots, Robert Pattinson dons plenty of handsome looks in the upcoming flick, “Water for Elephants.” So, really, who would have guessed that his pièce de résistance on set was none other than 1930s-style underwear!
Yes, that’s right. Period underwear. Rob had to wear them to get in character for “WFE,” and apparently he was a big fan, according to costume designer Jacqueline West.
“He loved that I had period underwear for him,” she told Hollywood Crush recently (no doubt sparking the envy of girls EVERYWHERE). “Yes, and he loved putting that on every morning before he put his costume on, you know, he said that in his trailer, and he said it made him, it transported him to the ’30s. He said he got out of bed feeling like a different person.”
The underpants, along with his other period costumes, helped Rob step into the role of Jacob Jankowski, a vet student who joins the circus during the Great Depression after losing his parents, Jacqueline shared.
“I can see Rob, who is very languid, he’s very modern in his movements and he’s very cool. I could see him sort of kind of become Jacob and become a ’30s young man, who was, you know, gonna work hard to carve an existence in this circus,” she said.
Sorry, we’re still stuck on her description of languid, modern and cool Rob.
Sigh. Okay, now moving on.
Jacqueline also added that Rob, who was “manlier” than she expected (more on that next week!), carried the clothes very well.
“He would wear clothes so beautifully and you would see kind of a transformation, you know. If he put on those World War I combat boots, his work boots, you can see him stand differently. And I could tell, Rob would say, ‘Oh, this really feels right. This feels great.’”
As for whether or not Rob’s undies make a cameo in the film, Jacqueline hasn’t seen the final cut to know, so you’re just gonna have to wait until the movie comes out on April 22 to find out!
HollywoodCrush via RPLife